Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season

I've owned these tires during a summer in CT, a fall in MI, and the snow-taccular winter in the City of Chicago. Never in any circumstance have these tires let me down. In fact I had to give them a 10 for hydroplaning resistance because these are the first set of tires I've owned (and I used to get new tires every year for awhile) that resisted hydroplaning....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PA31

I was surprised at how well this tires performed, particularly in winter conditions. This was the first all season tire I have used in the winter in quite some time. Before I had always put on dedicated winter tires. I was very pleased with the way this tire handles slush, snow and ice. The ride in dry conditions is also very quiet and comfortable with...  Read More

A New Look for Your MR2 Spyder

Name a fun, affordable and reliable mid-engine car? Sounds like a trick question, but the 2000-2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder hits that rare trifecta. WHEEL DIAMETER As you look at Spyder wheel options, you'll see wheels ranging in diameter from 15"-18". Although the Spyder can run 15", 16", 17" and 18" wheels, staying with a 15" wheel allows for broader tire...  Read More

Sumitomo's Affordable Performance All-Season Tire Just Got Better

Sumitomo traces its roots back to its relationship with Dunlop that started in 1909 and has been engineering and producing world-class tires now for decades. In the late 1990s, Sumitomo and Goodyear formed a joint venture in which the two manufacturers would produce tires for each other. In a way, you can think of Sumitomo as the "Goodyear of Japan."  For...  Read More

Where Can I Find the Best Tire Prices? Take Advantage of Closeout Pricing on General AltiMAX RT.

When it comes to taking care of your vehicle, tires are a big part of your maintenance budget. You can't afford to overpay, but good tires are essential for safe driving. Even with the high quality brands we offer, we'll see major differences in overall performance, especially in wet traction. We've done head-to-head comparison tests where we've seen over a 4...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

These tires were very pricey when I purchased them so I had high expectations. I have an AWD passenger car and live in the Colorado mountains so I needed all weather tires to handle the snow but there are a lot of windy mountain roads.The tires handled well and were very quiet but at 25,000 and two years in, they are shot. I cannot afford to be purchasing...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

These are good sets of tires for those who want a good balance between comfort, performance and economy, since they are very affordable and perform quite well. However, I wouldn't recommend driving them during winter, I was stuck in a parking spot in light melting snow once during spring season and had a really hard time have traction to get out of the spot,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

I've had these tires through highway/city, pot holes, heavy rain, and they've performed great so far. They were replacing the OE Dunlop SP SPORT 7000 A/S which lasted almost 70k but were definitely due. By comparison I can say that even vs the Dunlops when new these Contys make less noise and ride much better especially when the roads get rough. What sold me...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

I purchased these tires specifically for harsh Michigan winters, and we actually broke the snowfall record during the use of these tires in 2013-2014 with 94. I did a lot of research and these were the best tire I could afford. I was blown away by the tires. Quieter than the new Blizzaks on my friend's car. I couldn't hear them while driving at 70-80. They...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X

These are great tires, but if you aren't a spirited driver get a touring tire. I found them to be great in the dry with very good feedback and low noise at the limits. They got me through 3 Michigan winters with acceptable performance. Probably the best all season performance tire for my car and very affordable as a bonus.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination A/T

Overall there were awesome tires. Early on I noticed if the ground was a little wet or there was a little sand on the pavement it was much easier for me to break loose. Of course I also drive stick and have a heavy foot. 60k miles later I have little traction left and while I've still got about 1/8 of tread left, I lost my rear end on a mountain road today,...  Read More

Best Tires for the Toyota Sienna Minivan

The Toyota Sienna has been one of the most popular minivans for over a decade. It's no wonder, as the Sienna is a spacious, comfortable, safe and reliable vehicle with great resale value. If Toyota's family hauler of choice has a common complaint among many of its drivers, it is that many have found the Original Equipment tiresto be lacking. Two of the most...  Read More

Coming Soon: Bridgestone RE-71R Extreme Performance Summer Tire

The Extreme Performance Summer tire category has become increasingly competitive in recent years. Bridgestone's Potenza RE-11 has been one of the most popular and well-reviewed tires, but they can't afford to rest on their laurels. The Potenza RE-11A provided a refresh in select sizes to enhance their competitiveness against their newest rivals. And while...  Read More

Best All-Season Tires for the Honda Civic

If you're the owner of a newer Honda Civc, then you probably already know that the Original Equipment tiresare tuned for a quiet and soft ride. However, they're not among the best choices for all-season traction in wet and snowy conditions. While it is great to have the best tires, many drivers prefer to have affordable tires that represent a good value for...  Read More

Taking Your Mazda Miata to the Next Level

The Mazda Miata has long been a crowd favorite with driving enthusiasts. While it's an amazing vehicle, the level of excitement can be taken to the next level with the right equipment.    Tires are a top priority and the Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec and Hankook Ventus RS-3 (Version 2) are both favorites. When we tested each last fall, the ZII Star Spec...  Read More

Is the Bridgestone Driveguard the New Gold Standard in All-Season Run-Flat Tires?

Nobody likes getting a flat tire. The inconvenience of installing a spare tire (if your vehicle comes with one) or waiting for roadside assistance to arrive can be a hassle. A flat tire can really mess up your busy schedule. One of the benefits to drivers who drive a vehicle equipped with run-flat tires is you don't have to worry about these problems. You can...  Read More

Great Winter Tire Value: Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c

If you need excellent ice and snow traction on a budget, take a look at Yokohama's iceGUARD iG52c. This tire is new to our lineup this year and provides a very attractive price-point in the popular Studless Ice & Snow performance category. Taking the popular 205/55R16 size for example, the class-leading Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 is $126. Compare this to the Y...  Read More

All-New Dunlop Direzza DZ102 vs. Direzza DZ101

John Dunlop, the inventor of the pneumatic tire, founded Dunlop back in 1889. With its one hundred plus years in the tire industry, Dunlop has the experience, expertise and technology to produce some of the best tires. Dunlop produces a full line of tires, such as affordable winter / snow tires like the Winter Maxx, and great all-season tires, such as the S...  Read More

What's the Deal with Sumitomo Tires?

The Sumitomo Group is a Japanese company that has many facets to their business. The company began in the 17th century with Masatomo Sumitomo and Riemon Soga, who developed a new method for smelting and refining copper. They began the company in the ore smelting business, and since have expanded their umbrella to include banking, insurance, chemical, rubber,...  Read More

Check Out Sumitomo for Affordable Tires

Who is Sumitomo? Headquartered in Kobe, Japan and involved extensively with the tire industry since 1909, Sumitomo has very close relationships with Dunlop and Goodyear. Sumitomo has produced tires in cooperation with Dunlop and Goodyear for many years. In fact, so much engineering, technology and manufacturing is shared between them that I sometimes...  Read More